“My Furillen” – by Imani Nayar

imani my furillen poster large

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, we have a new exhibition coming up at Furillen: next Tuesday, in fact. This will be a series of sixteen pictures taken of (and at) the sim by Imani Nayar.

I’ve been following Imani’s work for quite a while. If you reach back into her stream, you’ll see a talent for empty landscapes in images like this or this or this. She also has a striking ability to capture people who are, as it were, in the act of intense and silent contemplation: as in the poster for this show, or this, this and this. The atmosphere in these pictures – other worldly, uneasy, temporally displaced – is extraordinary and intense. She’s the perfect Furillen photographer, in other words, and this collection is stunning.

The exhibition will be hosted in the gallery – the old shipyard building – on the NW corner of the sim. I like this building a lot, and it’s nice to see it back where it was when the sim first opened in October 2015. We have held quite a few exhibitions there, and the space and light provide exactly the right backdrop for Imani’s pictures.

See you next Tuesday.

Redux

redux

Furillen started life as a bleak, snow-bound place, and most visitors who know and love the sim enjoy seeing it return to this form from time to time. So as the grid seethes with summer, come to Furillen and think of winter … shiver and freeze, and wallow in the imagined misery of northern Europe’s darkest months.

As you do so, remember to take some pictures. Our next ‘group’ exhibition – starting in August – will be “Furillen in snow”, and we’ll be reaching right back into the 10,200 pictures of the Furillen Flickr group for some deep cuts.

Before that, we have another exhibition planned, and I’ll be making an announcement about this in the next couple of days.

Meanwhile, do stop by and wallow …